Asia

Western China makes steps to sustainable building

China is increasing its efforts to make its buildings more sustainable with a new four-year program that kicked off following a two-day conference earlier this month in Chongqing.

China embarks on sustainable urban planning

Australian governments should take note. China’s recently released Guidelines for Strengthening Urban Planning and Development show that even in one of the toughest urban challenges on the planet, there is…

China sets clean energy records as coal slumps

China installed 32.5 gigawatts of wind in 2015 and 18.3GW of solar in 2015, both clean energy world records, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. Meanwhile, coal…

Australia ranks 16th in built asset wealth

Australia has been ranked the 16th richest nation for built environment wealth, according to the latest Global Built Asset Wealth Index, with buildings and infrastructure worth an estimated US$3.3 trillion…

Nuclear dreams in Europe seek happy ending in China

This week the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is in China. Despite the economic woes facing that country he still thinks it is possible to obtain further inward…

Victoria secures solar manufacturing deal with China

The jobs potential of the clean economy has been put on full display with the announcement that Victorian technology company RayGen Resources has struck a manufacturing deal with Chinese company…

HASSELL merges with Distillery

Design practice HASSELL has merged with Singaporean design studio Distillery, as part of a commitment to Singapore as an international work hub.

Report: the green building era hits China

China’s green building industry is exploding, with green space growing 154 times since 2008 and taking the lead from the US in terms of gross floor area, according to a…

Building a brighter future

India’s urban slums aren’t generally renowned as career destinations, yet for some with a more entrepreneurial bent, they are becoming just that.